Bankstown’s Aboriginal Elders

When she moved to the city from country New South Wales more than 40 years ago, Aboriginal Elder Lola Simmons lost contact with many Aboriginal people. It wasn't until years later when she was approached in the street and asked to join a local Elders group that she got to really know her local community. Lola Simmons is just one of a number of Aboriginal people who make up part of the Elders group run by the local arts centre. The members of the group have also been photographed by Aboriginal photographer Mervyn Bishop for a series of portraits that make up part of an oral history project put together by the group. For full story and audio interview click here.

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